Math and several other subjects at MSU require a specific math placement. MSU utilizes these standards to ensure students have the math skills necessary to succeed in their program of study. If appropriate, some students will be asked to take MSU’s math placement test, or MPLEX.

The MPLEX is an adaptive test that responds to student answers to determine a student’s math placement. Students receive their MPLEX results immediately after finishing the exam. The MPLEX is untimed, and most students finish within 60 – 90 minutes. 

Testing Services provides support for MPLEX during orientation sessions and administers the MPLEX year-round for a fee of $15.00 to MSU students who sign up in advance of their desired test date.


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Request an MPLEX Appointment
You may not take the MPLEX if you have already taken a math class at Montana State University.

Also, if you have attempted this test in the last 12 months, you will need to take EdReady before taking this test again. Please contact the Math Department with questions.
Before submitting a request to schedule an MPLEX, be advised that Testing Services only offers MPLEX on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9 am to 3 pm.

NOTE: There will be no MPLEX tests scheduled April 30 - May 4

We do not accept day-of appointments. Until you receive an email confirmation from our scheduler, AppointmentPlus, you must assume that you have not yet been scheduled.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am - 3pm

Incoming students will have an opportunity to take MPLEX as part of their orientation program. For more information about orientation, please contact Admissions.

For further information about math placement and MPLEX guildelines, please contact the MSU Math Department.

To find out more about MPLEX eligibility, please consult with an Academic Advisor.

To print out a copy of the information, below, to post in your department, click here: MPLEX Flier.MPLEX Math Placement Text Information Flier